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Mar 19, 2011 9:30am EDT
in the u.s. you might not know it, but you're actually exposed to some sort of radiation every single day. it's in the background, what we live with. and our bodies have learned to sort of cope with it. our deb feyerick is here to tell us how much we're getting and how much is too much, deb. >> when people think about radiation, they're thinking about those horrible pictures of hiroshima, the little girl running through the street. but radiation is all around us, it's everywhere. we're exposed to low doses every day. it's in the air rocks, cigarettes, secondhand smoke, tv sets, and those x-rays you get when you go to the dentist or doctor. even when you fly, you're exposed. a flight from new york to los angeles, that amount is about half what you would get with a normal chest x-ray. and still, it is very small. the body, christine, has learned to neutralize this background radiation we take in every single day. the amount of radiation you and i absorb every year registers at an average level of 6.2 millisieverts. half of that actually comes from the x-rays we get. the fewer x-rays, the lo
Mar 12, 2011 9:30am EST
is by helicopter. the u.s. military and the navy heading in there because this is what they've trained for and this is what they're going to need to help with. >> that's right. we've had an awful lot of i-reports into cnn center. and do keep those coming as long as you're safe to do so. let's take a look at the moment when the quake struck. this is one of our i-reporters. and needs to description. what many of our i-reporters said as they narrated the films was that it just went on and on and on. many of them say they've been in earthquakes in the region before, but this just went on and on and on. >> yeah, and a lot of them really build up. they is that right in some cases they start kind of quietly and i think the people realize they really are at risk and it builds. we've also seen plenty of flooding, practically a river running through the streets. and some of the pictures, you can see you have the water overtaking the town. we know that the water went in about 6 miles inland after this 23-foot high wave, the tsunami, and you can see how the power, i mean bringing down power lines
Mar 5, 2011 9:30am EST
a clip quickly. >> since 1971, educational spending in the u.s. has grown from $4,300 to more than $9,000 per student. and that's adjusted for inflation. >> the tuition tax credits -- >> we must address some very real problems. >> voluntary school prayer. >> it is not just a money problem, but it is a money problem. >> and abolishing the department of education. >> so we've doubled what we spent on each child. double the money is worth it if we're producing better results. unfortunately, we're not. since 1971, reading scores have flat lined, and math did no better. >> okay. michelle rhee first, i want you to respond. and bill, your old boss was in there. and then harold, i want you to respond to that clip and how much money. we're spending more money and the results, we're not getting the results. michelle? >> that's right. i think that the age old sort of adage has been, you know, in order to get better results, we need more money. that's constantly the argument that people are making. and i think that the movie basically shows the statistics behind this, which is that we have more t
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